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Electronic Health Record Certificate (SPC-EHR)

What is an Electronic Health Record?

According to the Health Information Management System Society, (HIMSS), an electronic health record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician’s workflow. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter - as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.

 

Credentials for the Electronic Health Record

The Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) competency exams allow professionals and employers to capitalize on new technologies, procedures and careers.

The CHTS exams assess the competency of individuals seeking to demonstrate proficiency in certain health IT workforce roles integral to the implementation and management of electronic health information. The CHTS exams assess the competency of health IT professionals to:

  • Assess workflows
  • Select hardware and software
  • Work with vendors
  • Install and test systems
  • Diagnose IT problems
  • Train practice staff on systems

The exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association at: http://www.ahima.org/certification/chts

 

Program Requirements

The part-time Electronic Health Record Certificate Program consists of 22 credits. An HIT program application is not required.

Course Number

Description

Format

Credits

 

Program Courses

 

 

HIT 105

Medical Terminology

DL/F-F

2

HIT 120

Intro to Healthcare and Public Health

DL

3

HIT 121

Intro to IT and Computer Science

DL

3

HIT 224

Healthcare Information Systems

DL

3

HIT 228

Fundamentals of Health IT Workflow

DL

3

HIT 229

IT Project Management

Hybrid

4

HIT 230

Training and Instructional Design

Hybrid

4

TOTAL

-

-

22

DL: Distance learning
F-F: Face to face
Hybrid: Combination of classroom and distance learning

Revised 04/2017

Rowan College at Burlington County reserves the right to change course schedule information, including instructor names, at any time as may be warranted by economic considerations, insufficient enrollments, and/or circumstances requiring such administrative action. *Curriculum is subject to change. The department will make every effort to keep students aware of changes as they occur